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Metro YMCA of the Oranges Coach I-Youth Sports in EAST ORANGE, New Jersey

Coach I-Youth Sports

East Orange YMCA, 100 N ARLINGTON AVE, EAST ORANGE, New Jersey, United States of America

Req #1289

Sunday, April 14, 2024

We are an all - inclusive organization joined together by a shared commitment to nurturing the potential of kids, promoting healthy living and fostering a sense of social responsibility. As a growing, mission focused, and future-oriented association of YMCAs, the Metro YMCA of the Oranges has an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated, mission-driven, candidate to join our team. Sign on bonus may apply


This position supports the work of the Y, a leading nonprofit committed to strengthening community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. The Coach – Youth Sports will lead in teaching the assigned sport(s). The Coach is responsible for ensuring the safety of the students enrolled in his/her sport, must be knowledgeable about all aspects of coaching multiple age groups and must encourage the highest standards of conduct and scholastic achievement among all athletes. This part-time role may require evening and weekend availability.


  • Lead challenging and educational practice sessions.

  • Instruct group in accordance with YMCA guidelines and rules of the game.

  • Uphold, model, teach and put the four (4) core values of the YMCA into action in all activities - everyday: Caring, Honesty, Respect and Responsibility.

  • Maintain good relationship with Students, parents and sports officials.

  • Maintain professional appearance and report on time to all scheduled practices and games.

  • Strive to develop the qualities of leadership, initiative and good judgement in all athletes.

  • Develop habits that promote good health and sound training rules.

  • Create a positive and nurturing learning environment to instill and encourage youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility.

  • Adhere to the directions given by the head coach and assist at all times.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.


    Mission Advancement: Accepts and demonstrates the Y’s values. Demonstrates a desire to serve others and fulfill community needs. Recruits volunteers and builds effective, supportive working relationships with them. Supports fund-raising.

    Collaboration: Works effectively with people of different backgrounds, abilities, opinions, and perceptions. Builds rapport and relates well to others. Seeks first to understand the other person’s point of view, and remains calm in challenging situations. Listens for understanding and meaning; speaks and writes effectively. Takes initiative to assist in developing others.

    Operational Effectiveness: Makes sound judgments, and transfers learning from one situation to another. Embraces new approaches and discovers ideas to create a better member experience. Establishes goals, clarifies tasks, plans work and actively participates in meetings. Follows budgeting policies and procedures, and reports all financial irregularities immediately. Strives to meet or exceed goals and deliver a high-value experience for members.

    Personal Growth: Pursues self-development that enhances job performance. Demonstrates an openness to change, and seeks opportunities in the change process. Accurately assesses personal feelings, strengths and limitations and how they impact relationships. Has the functional and technical knowledge and skills required to perform well; uses best practices and demonstrates up-to-date knowledge and skills in technology.


  • Experience with teaching and/or playing basketball.

  • Knowledge of rules and regulations of basketball.

  • Flexible schedule

  • Certifications: CPR, AED, Basic First Aid certification.

  • Previous experience working with children preferred.

  • Must be able to demonstrate instructor skills in accordance with YMCA standards.

  • Previous experience working with diverse populations preferred.


    Sufficient strength, agility and mobility to perform essential functions. Ability to plan, lead and participate in a range of activities in accordance to instruction. The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Must have the ability to instruct and actively observe participants. Ability to stand for long periods of time, walk, use hands, stoop, and crouch. Regularly lifts up to 10 – 50 pounds.

    INTERNAL CANDIDATES: Current active employees of the Metropolitan YMCA of the Oranges should apply via the Careers section of the Dayforce Employee Account.

    Professional development opportunities and complimentary use of YMCA facilities.

    We are proud to be an EEO/AA/employer M/F/D/V. Employment is subject to extensive background check.

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  • Pay Type Hourly

  • East Orange YMCA, 100 N ARLINGTON AVE, EAST ORANGE, New Jersey, United States of America